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#5 Michelle Xiao
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Westside
Major: undeclared
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Career Statistics

As a Freshman in 2015 | Game-By-Game Statistics 

  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
  • TopDrawerSoccer Postseason Freshman Best XI Second Team
  • Played in all 23 games, making 22 starts
  • Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd (Oct. 5)
  • Scored Stanford's only goal in a 1-1 tie against No. 20 Duke in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals (Nov. 27)
  • Assisted both goals in a 2-1 victory against Colorado (Oct. 16)
  • Netted the game-winning goal in the second minute against Oregon State (Oct. 8) 
  • Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against UC Davis (Sept. 17)
  • Scored twice against Boston College for the first two goals of her collegiate career (Aug. 28)
  • Made her collegiate debut Aug. 21 at Hawai'i and registered five shots

National Team Experience

  • Multiple camps with the U.S. U-19 National Team
  • Played with U.S. youth national teams in several age groups (U-14, U-17, U-18, U-19)
  • First joined U.S. squads at the U-14 level

High School/Club

  • 2015 Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year
  • Had 26 goals and 11 assists for Westside High as a senior
  • Two-time NSCAA Youth All-America
  • Best XI at the 2014 Elite Clubs National League camp in Portland, Oregon
  • Led club to five State Cup titles and a national championship tournament berth in 2014
  • Led club team Gretna Prima to a USYS National Championship in 2015 - the first team in Nebraska to win a national championship
  • Three-time All-Nebraska first-team choice for Westside
  • Had 64 goals and 30 assists in high school career


  • Daughter of Li Xiao and Jianrong Dai
  • Has a younger brother, Andy
  • Nebraska state Junior Olympic 200m hurdles champion
  • Volunteered with a charity that donates soccer equipment around the world
  • Has coached youth soccer